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Obituary for Doris McClernon
PEORIA – Doris McClernon, 92, of Peoria, passed away at 9:04 a.m., Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at her residence. Doris was born on January 18, 1921, in Chatham, IL, to Louis and Elsie (Dunn) Foster. She is survived by her children, John McClernon of Morton, Tom (Nan) McClernon of Spirit Lake, IA, Ann (Larry) Downes of East Peoria, Mary Kirkpatrick of Galva, IL, and Mike (Susie) McClernon of Beech Grove, IN; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; sister, Frances Merrill of Springfield, two nieces, Gloria Dodge and Linda Clark both of Springfield; as well as other special nieces and nephews. Doris worked for Fleming & Potter Printing where she retired. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, and a long-time former member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. She loved her family, friends, and having fun; and she always looked like a million bucks. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2013, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Franciscan Friars will officiate. Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., Saturday prior to the Mass at the church. Cremation rites will be accorded following the Mass. Burial of cremains will be in Chatham Cemetery at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.